Admission fees and opening hours
up to 6 years accompanied by parents/grandparents
|Reduced Admission fees |
People with disabilities, school pupils, students and pensioners with ID
|6.00 euros |
|Group Price |
6 People or more, valid from 6 people
|Family card / Familiy card Hesse |
Parents or grandparents with children or grandchildren
School classes (only after prior registration)
Our opening Hours (closed from 02/11/2020):
Monday - Friday: 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Weekend + public holidays: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. / 2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
Last admission: 12 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Closed on December 24th, December 25th, December 31th
and January 1st
Group tours on request:
6,00 euros per person plus 45.00 euros per group
(by appointments only)
Public tours every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. no advance registration possible. Adults pay 10.00 euros, reduced 8.00 euros and families 24.00 euros including admission and guided tour.
The Vulkaneum is largely barrier-free. Access is at ground level and the two upper floors can be reached by elevator. Barrier-free access to our roof terrace is unfortunately not possible.
Please note: Our elevator is not very big and has an internal dimension of 115 cm deep and 91 cm wide! There is also the possibility to rent a wheelchair on site.
There is a disabled toilet on the ground floor of the Vulkaneum and a disabled parking space in front of the building. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
eat and drink
Eating and drinking are not permitted in the exhibition. Please note that there is no restaurant or café in the building. However, Schotten offers a suitable location for every taste.
Photography for private use is generally allowed. If you would like to take photos in the Vulkaneum for media or commercial use, please contact us beforehand.
We offer guided tours through the Vulkaneum for groups of children and adults. The maximum group size is 20 people due to our premises. With a larger number of people, the group is divided and two or more tours are offered. A tour usually lasts one hour and is only possible with advance booking.
The price for each tour is € 45.00 plus the reduced entry price of € 6.00 per person. For school classes we offer guided tours (including admission) for € 5.00 per child. The minimum fee is € 75.00 (= 15 children). If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
guided tours (public)
In addition, we offer a public tour every 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month at 1:30 p.m. The public tours through the Vulkaneum last approximately one hour and are aimed specifically at interested individuals, families and small groups who want to get to know the exhibition better and get a deeper insight into the volcanic region, Vogelsberg and our exhibits. This tour costs € 2.00 per person plus the admission price (adults € 10.00, reduced € 8.00 and families € 24.00). The maximum group size is 20 people. It is not possible to pre-register for this.
guided tours (school classes)
Please note that school classes cannot visit the exhibition independently and that a guided tour with registration is required. For school classes we offer guided tours (including admission) for € 5.00 per child. The minimum fee is € 75.00 (= 15 children). One group consists of a maximum of 20 people. For larger groups, the group is divided and a second tour is offered in parallel. Two teachers / supervisors per group have free entry and each group must be accompanied by at least one teacher. Unfortunately, it is not possible to go through the exhibition individually after the tour ends. At the end of the tour, the exhibition area is left together. Please note that we do not have a lounge in the Vulkaneum.
The exhibition is recommended for children aged 6 and older. The level of the guided tour is adapted to the respective class level and prior knowledge of the class. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.
Please allow sufficient time before and after the tour so that your tour can start on time. The tour itself takes about an hour. After visiting the Vulkaneum, there are 3 volcano tours (>> here), which can take you on a geological journey through nature depending on your mood, mood and stamina. Also available as a guided tour with a nature park guide. Please contact us. In addition, we have put together some worksheets for the lessons as preparation and follow-up to our school class tour. You can access them >> here.
Dogs can be taken into the tourist information in the entrance area of the Vulkaneum. Unfortunately, they are not allowed in the exhibition rooms of the Vulkaneum. We therefore ask you to leave your four-legged friends at home. Guide dogs are not affected by this regulation.
We kindly ask you leave in large bags and backpacks in the lockers at the entrance. For larger groups there are trolleys in which the entire bags can be stowed away.
WLAN Internet access
In the Vulkaneum you have the opportunity to use free WiFi access and lockable cell phone charging stations.
You can pay with us in cash or with an EC card. Please note that we cannot accept 200 and 500 euro notes.
Our museum shop
There is something for everyone in our shop. For gourmets and connoisseurs, we mainly offer regional products. You can find honey, teas and herbal blends here, as well as liqueurs, wine and fruit spreads. For craftsmen and decorators, we have a selection of wooden, glass and jewelry items. Freezing people can find gauntlets, scarves, "hot hearts" and scottish colts for us during the cold season. For the curious, we have many non-fiction and children's books on volcanoes and natural sciences in our range. Little researchers and big adventurers can try experiments and excavation sets on rocks and minerals. Just drop in or get inspiration here: